Who we are
At Furst Group, we are in our fourth decade of providing talent and leadership solutions to the healthcare and insurance industries. We invite you to learn more about our respected team.
Marsha King, PhD
Marsha King, PhD, is an Executive Coach who works with senior leaders to assess their skills and personality and improve their overall performance and results. Most recently, she has coached executives within Dale Carnegie, Gurwitch Cosmetics, Navigant, CEVA, T. Rowe Price, The Goodwill of Greater Washington, Sunrise Senior Living, Pepco Holdings and AARP.
Marsha worked for Capital One, a Fortune 200 Financial services firm based in McLean, Va., for nearly eight years. She began as the Director of Leadership Acceleration where she led 40 employees to provide services across the organization including succession planning, performance management, diversity, training and development and talent management. After three years, she became a Managing Vice President of HR and led HR Consulting for Capital One’s staff groups and several other strategic businesses. Additionally, she led external HR branding and enterprise-wide change management as part of her responsibilities.
Prior to joining Capital One, Marsha was an Executive Coach for Development Dimensions International (DDI), a global human resource consulting firm based in Pittsburgh, Pa. She worked with several Fortune 500 firms including Qwest, Nortel, Steelcase, Whirlpool and the U.S. Postal Service to assess leadership capability and coach leaders to demonstrate stronger performance. Prior to DDI she worked with Pennsylvania State University as a faculty coach in their Engineering Leadership Program.
Marsha is also a well-respected adjunct professor at Northwestern University and George Washington University where she teaches in their Human Resource Development programs, specializing in research.
She holds a PhD in organization development and a master’s in Instructional Systems Design/Multimedia from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S. in business administration (human resource management) from Ohio State University. She also earned Certifications in Negotiation and Influence Skills (Harvard University), Change Management (University of Virginia) and Executive Coaching (Georgetown University).